Florida – April 2017 – US News & World Report released its ranking of top schools in the country recently. The 2017 Best High Schools rankings awards the top 6,041 public high schools with gold, silver and bronze medals, indicating their level of college readiness. Many Florida charter schools made the list of top ranked schools.
International Studies Charter High School (ISCHS), a public charter school located in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, was the only charter schools that made the top ten Florida list.
Other top ranked / Gold Medal public charter schools included:
- Archimedean Upper Conservatory, a Greek language charter school in Miami – Ranked #11 in Florida, 81 in National Ranking
- Doral Performing Arts & Entertainment Academy, a performing arts charter schools in the City of Doral (Miami-Dade) – Ranked #15 in Florida, 115 in National Ranking
- Mater Academy Charter High in Hialeah Gardens (Miami-Dade) – Ranked #25 in Florida, 255 in National Ranking
- Doral Charter High School in the City of Doral (Miami-Dade) – Ranked #28 in Florida, 330 in National Ranking
- Somerset Arts Conservatory in Pembroke Pines (Broward) – Ranked #32 in Florida, 357 in National Ranking
- City Of Hialeah Education Academy, a municipal charter school (Miami-Dade) – Ranked #37 in Florida, 440 in National Ranking
The rankings are based on graduation rates, reading and math scores on state standardized tests, and the number of students taking college-level Advanced Placement courses and scoring well on the accompanying tests.
Charter schools who received Silver rankings include:
Doctors Charter Schools, a municipal charter schools in Miami Shores (Miami-Dade)
Somerset Academy Charter High School in Homestead (Miami-Dade)
City of Pembroke Pines Charter High, a municipal charter school (Broward)
Somerset Academy Charter High, Pembroke Pines (Broward)
Mater Academy Lakes Charter High (Miami-Dade)
G-Star School of the Arts
Pinecrest Preparatory Charter High School (Miami-Dade)
Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa (Hillsborough)
City of Coral Springs Charter (Broward)
Click here to see Top Schools slide show from the South Florida Business Journal.